As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.



August 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.

July 19, 2017
Ohio EPA Postpones Public Meeting Regarding Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
The previously scheduled July 24, 2017, meeting at the Center for Equine Science to discuss cleanup plans at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, has been cancelled by Ohio EPA. The information session and public hearing will be rescheduled (date to be determined).

July 17, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces First Transaction Via Ohio Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today announced the first transaction through a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Columbus based Weisenbach Recycled Products posted the availability of 4.68 tons of polypropylene (plastic bottle caps) to the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in May. Representatives from Heath based Polymer Technologies Inc. saw the posting and identified the material as useful for producing polypropylene pellets, which can then be sold on the open market for the manufacture of common household products. Ohio EPA staff facilitated the connection between the two companies.

July 10, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property
A plan to address cleanup at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting set for Mon., July 24, 2017.

July 6, 2017
Madison County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Madison County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $66,600 principal forgiveness loan to Madison County Public Health.

June 29, 2017
Union County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Union County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Union County Health Department.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Neighborhood Tree Steward Program
Columbus residents interested in urban forestry can train to become neighborhood tree stewards thanks to a $39,791 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Green Columbus – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 15, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Lake Water Quality Certification Request
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. June 26, 2017, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of an earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport.

May 10, 2017
Central Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $343,000 in grant funding in Central Ohio including 10 projects in five counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In Central Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.

April 11, 2017
London to Improve Wastewater Collection System; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
London is taking steps to reduce nutrients discharged to Oak Run from the city’s wastewater treatment system. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of how the city will improve treatment and reduce nutrients.

April 5, 2017
Licking County Health Department Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 1,100 people would see a pollinator garden and its associated educational material annually with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Licking County Health Department. The five-acre garden and its associated signage will be at the health department’s 20-acre campus.

March 30, 2017
Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 10,000 Delaware-area residents will have an opportunity to learn about watersheds with help from a $4,800 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District. The grant will fund a state-of-the-art topographic 3-D map design station to help teach students about topographic maps and landforms.

March 24, 2017
Fayette County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Fayette County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.

February 8, 2017
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.

February 3, 2017
Columbus to Improve Drinking Water System in Brentwood Neighborhood; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Columbus drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system in the Shattuck Avenue area with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

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